Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Aaron Post

cleaning up my Life List, then getting ready to add some new things

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Had lunch with Brad Webb from VSocial. Great lunch and great conversation, everytime I hang out with him I get a better understanding of business as well as how I should be looking at things.

Thanks Brad.

take the family camping
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Just back from a long weekend in San Diego, camping with the family. Tired, sun burnt, kids are cranky, the van is a wreck, sand is everywhere and yet, it was one of the best weekend getaways we have had in a while.

Recommendations if you decide to go camping near the beach:

- Take as little as possible. Trying to park near the beach is impossible and hauling all of your stuff back to the car after a full day there is no fun.
- Do not have a schedule
- Get to the beach early and leave around 12 or 1, otherwise it turns into MTV Spring Break. Which is cool if its just you and the wife but not with two kids.
- Learn to enjoy sand, it ends up everywhere.
- Don’t even think about cooking after a day at the beach. It takes to long and the kids are to tired.
- If you have kids, just stop and take a moment to watch them enjoy the beach. Connor and Hannah played in the sand for hours, Hannah loved to go out into the waves while Connor just enjoyed watching from the beach.
- Be prepared to dislike Phoenix (if you live here). The temperature gauge went from 80 degrees to 110.

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Being apart of a group of people, shareing and learning form others has been great. It changed my business, my understanding of the community and more, I highly recommend stopping by if your in the area.

Thanks for helping get the group started: James Archer, Dan Ritz and James Britt. Special Thanks to Erica Lucci for stepping up to help run and organize it.

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